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Web Development & Design Web Development & Design Foundations with XHTML Foundations with XHTML Chapter 5 Key Concepts 1 Chapter 5 is a well-written chapter. I have not added any new materials in the author’s slides.
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Learning Learning Outcomes Outcomes In this chapter, you will learn how to: Describe the most common types of Web site organization Create clear, easy Web site navigation Design user-friendly Web pages Improve the readability of the text on your Web pages Use graphics appropriately Create accessible Web pages Describe design principles Describe Web page design techniques Apply best practices of Web design 2
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Overall Design Is Related Overall Design Is Related to the Site Purpose to the Site Purpose 3 Consider the  target audience of these sites.
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Web Site Web Site Organization Organization Hierarchical Linear Random (sometimes called Web Organization) 4
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Hierarchical Hierarchical Organization Organization A clearly defined home page Navigation links to major site sections Often used for commercial and corporate Web sites 5
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Hierarchical Hierarchical Too Shallow Too Shallow Be careful that the organization is not too shallow. Too many choices a confusing and less usable web site Information Chunking “seven plus or minus two” principle George A. Miller found that humans can store only five to nine chunks of information at a time in short-term memory Many web designers try not to place more than nine major navigation links on a page or in a well-defined page area. 6
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Hierarchical Hierarchical Too Deep Too Deep Be careful that the organization is not too deep. This results in many “clicks” needed to drill down to the needed page. User Interface “Three Click Rule” A web page visitor should be able to get from any page on your site to any other page on your site with a maximum of three hyperlinks. 7
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Linear Linear Organization Organization A series of pages that provide a tutorial, tour, or presentation. Sequential viewing 8
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Random Random Organization Organization Sometimes called “Web” Organization Usually there is no clear path through the site May be used with artistic or concept sites Not typically used for commercial sites. 9
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Web Site Navigation Web Site Navigation Best Practices(1) Best Practices(1) Make your site easy to navigate Provide clearly labeled navigation in the same location on each page Most common – across top or down left side Provide “breadcrumb” navigation Types of Navigation Graphics-based Text-based Interactive Navigation Technologies Image Roll-overs Flash DHTML fly-out or dropdown menus 10
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course INFS 3380 taught by Professor Ahmed during the Fall '11 term at Toledo.

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